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Diet for epilepsy – KETO

Diet for epilepsy – KETO

Anticonvulsants are the primary treatment for epilepsy and are effective in controlling seizures in most patients. However, in about one third of patients, relapses do not resolve with medication and require non-pharmacological treatment. One of the traditional diets that allows you to implement this approach, since the beginning of the 20th century, is considered ketogenic. […]

Genes are involved when children suffer febrile convulsions

Genes are involved when children suffer febrile convulsions

A major international study involving researchers from the Danish iPSYCH psychiatry project has identified new genes that increase the risk of febrile convulsions. And in contrast to previous research, the study did not find a correlation between genes associated with mental disorders and genes associated with an increased risk of febrile convulsions. Seeing their child […]

Cronutt The Sea Lion’s Epilepsy Cured By Pig Brain Cell Transplant

Cronutt The Sea Lion’s Epilepsy Cured By Pig Brain Cell Transplant

An unlikely star has stepped – or should we say, slid – into the epilepsy treatment story after a sea lion named Cronutt underwent an experimental therapy. After experiencing worsening epileptic seizures that left Cronutt unable to eat, a groundbreaking procedure was carried out to transplant healthy pig brain cells into the sea lion’s damaged brain. […]

Cognitive Impairment in People with Epilepsy

Cognitive Impairment in People with Epilepsy

A study by Ajda Novak, Karmen Vizjak and Martin Rakusa with the Department of Neurologic Diseases, University Medical Centre Maribor in Slovenia People with epilepsy (PWE) frequently have cognitive impairment. The majority of cognitive problems is influenced by a variety of interlinked factors, including the early onset of epilepsy and the frequency, intensity and duration […]

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